[The rich] are indeed rather possessed by their money than possessors.
Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)
Source: Anatomy of Melancholy
Contributed by: Zaady
To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.
They are proud in humility; proud in that they are not proud.
Like him in Æsop, he whipped his horses withal, and put his shoulder to the wheel.
Though it rain daggers with their points downward.
Aristotle said melancholy men of all others are most witty.
Though they [philosophers] write contemptu gloriæ, yet as Hieron observes, they will put their names to their books.
A nightingale dies for shame if another bird sings better.
And hold one another's noses to the grindstone hard.
Idleness is an appendix to nobility.
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